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Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries
Discover essential safety tips for handling and charging lithium-ion batteries in your household devices. Learn how to prevent fires and ensure safe use with our comprehensive guide.
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Cost of Living – Stay Fire Safe
As the cost of living increases, we've put together some top tips to help you stay fire safe while you're trying to reduce the cost of heating or lighting your home.
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Safety advice for professionals and carers
Fire safety advice for professionals and carers who work with people with care and support needs.
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Register your products
When you’re buying home appliances or electronics, online or from a store, it’s important you register your products with the manufacturer. It helps them to contact you if something’s wrong.
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Petrol storage at home
While you can store petrol at home, there are strict rules and safety guidelines you should follow.
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Smoking at home can be risky, especially if cigarettes are left unattended. Stay safe by following our tips.
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Candle safety
Candles may be beautiful and soothing, but they are flames and need to be handled with care.
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Chimneys and open fires
Whether it's a chimney or an open fire it's important to keep it clean and use it safely to prevent fires or other accidents.
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Electrical safety
We all have lots of electronic goods in our homes. But using them safely is vital to reduce the risk of fire in your home or workplace.
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Carbon monoxide
Carbon Monoxide - You can’t see it, taste or smell it – but it can kill you quickly, with no warning.
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